Rouse scores ton for Second XI

Thursday 11th April 2019

Men’s Second XI


Rouse scores ton for Second XI

An undefeated century from Kent wicketkeeper Adam Rouse and 90 from all-rounder Calum Haggett steered a combined Kent-Sussex 2nd X1 team to an eight wicket victory over Middlesex in a three day friendly match at Blackstone Academy Ground.

After the second day was washed out by the weather, two sporting declarations set up a 292 run chase for the Kent-Sussex side which they reached with some hard hitting batting against a wayward Middlesex attack that conceded 48 extras, including 28 runs from no balls.

On the first day, Middlesex scored 362 for 9 declared with Josh de Caines hitting an impressive 157 and Sussex all-rounder George Garton taking 5 for 69.

The home side reached 71 for 0, a score which they declared on, and Middlesex forfeited their second innings, declaring on 0 for 0,

After losing their first wicket with the score on 30, the Kent-Sussex side provided a run fest with Rouse and Haggett firing a second wicket partnership of 180 in 36 overs, before Haggett was caught and bowled for 90, with 13 fours and a six.

The mayhem continued when Garton joined Rouse, and the Sussex man hit a 27-ball half century and reached his 50, which included five fours and three sixes, with a single allowing Rouse to hit the winning runs to the boundary and complete his century; 100 not out from 145 balls, with 13 boundaries and captain the side to an impressive win.

Peter Burrowes

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